Seton Hall University

Heart of the University, Faculty Retreat Series 2021-2022  

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Dr. Youssef Yacoubi reflects on Development and Perspective: Understanding and Integrating Change, in the first of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths.

The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.

The first retreat, given by Dr. Youssef Yacoubi on the theme of Development and Perspective: Understanding and Integrating Change, will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Beck Rooms and via Microsoft Teams.

Is today's moment of a global pandemic the best of times or the worst of times? Can a moment of crisis and decline generate wisdom, faith, self-development, and a higher moral perspective?

In these unsettling times, the mission of a Catholic university continues to depend upon cultivating the spiritual aspirations of its community, and the education of the whole person. In addition to considering the theological context of development and the role of perspective, we shall explore how a higher integration may equip us to solve the complex crises of our day, and direct our development towards healing, love, renewal, and self-transcendence.

Youssef Yacoubi, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. He teaches or lectures in a variety of programs including the Honors, English, the Core and History. As a GEM Fellow in the Praxis Program, he is interested in applying Lonergan’s precepts to the teaching and study of Comparative Literature.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Garofalo or Francia Peterson at RSVP to by September 13, 2021. Click here for further information.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Francia Peterson
  • (973) 313-6042